Coordinated Community Response to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

To address the unprecedented Public Health challenge that we are facing, the voluntary and community sector are coming together to serve the needs of Lewisham residents.

Lewisham Local, Voluntary Services Lewisham and Age UK Lewisham & Southwark are working with Lewisham Council and all of our local partners in the community to coordinate our response so that we can help the most vulnerable in our communities.

Our response will focus on:

  • The provision of accurate, up to date information
  • The delivery of food and wider supplies to vulnerable individuals
  • Befriending and social isolation support, using phone and IT techniques wherever possible
  • Support to those who are looking to volunteer or assist directly in their local area
  • Providing toolkits for community action to ensure that people are safe as they support each other

For information and advice click on the link Lewisham Local or call 03330 150378.  The phone number will be charged at the standard network rate but calls from mobiles may be higher (please check with your provider).

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We provide voluntary services for isolated and vulnerable people living within the
London Borough of Lewisham.

Call 020 8291 1747

Volunteer Opportunity

Want to make a difference? Want to DRIVE this MINIBUS?

Voluntary Services Lewisham (VSL) are looking for volunteer drivers and passenger assistants to support a group of vulnerable people to attend the Calabash day centre in Catford.

If you are available weekdays between 8am - 10.30am or 3.30pm – 6pm and want to make a difference to a Lewisham persons life then get in touch now for more details!!

Email transport@vslonline.org.uk, Call 020 8291 1747 or apply online https://vslonline.org.uk/volunteering-application-form/ NOW!!

Thanks VSL TEAM

Background

Voluntary Services Lewisham , is the working name for the Voluntary Service Association Ltd.

We were founded in 1969 and are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, with an Investors in Volunteers Accreditation. NCVO’s Befriending and Mentoring Approved Provider Standard.

Services

We provide direct voluntary services for isolated and vulnerable people living within the London Borough of Lewisham. We deliver services such as befriending, shopping, gardening, mental health support projects and transport.

We aim to improve the quality of life of our service users, by helping them to take part in community activities and be independent.

We work in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies as appropriate to ensure effective and professionally delivered services.

To find out more about our services and how you can access them, click on the coloured buttons at the top of this page.

Volunteering

We recruit, train and place volunteers in activities which develop their skills and confidence. We promote volunteering and actively work to identify new opportunities for our volunteers.

Do you live or work within the Borough of Lewisham? Do you have some time to offer? Would you like to share your skills, knowledge and experience? Would you like to discover and develop new skills? If so we would love to hear from you. Just click on our Volunteering Opportunities tab.